Discovering our World

Travel, beauty, fashion, style and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

Facts and myths about living in Southern California

Are you dreaming of moving to California and wondering to what extent the image shown in movies and series is truthful? Will your character fit like a glove to the local reality, or maybe your tastes do not match it… Continue Reading…


How to – traveling with pets. Part 3 – traveling by train

For the most part, your pet will need to be in a carry bag to be permitted onto a train. There are exceptions for service animals, but your dog or cat should be prepared to remain in an enclosed space… Continue Reading…


“Coffee is a language in itself.”

Today I would like to invite you to indulge into a history of one of the most popular, next to tea, drink, loved by the millions – coffee. The word coffee sounds very similar in many languages. The Arabs call… Continue Reading…


Sightseeing and leisure in Alabama

Alabama offers many interesting attractions, pubs, bars and a wide range of accommodation. It is estimated that about 20 million tourists visit Alabama annually, including about 100,000 non-US tourists, including English, German, Japanese and Polish. Tourist attractions of Alabama Montgomery… Continue Reading…


Where do the superstitions come from?

People had to find explanations for things they did not understand, and they did it the best they could. Those beliefs have survived for centuries, because it is easier to live by believing in something. Friday the 13th, black cat,… Continue Reading…


Syrniki – Ukrainian cheese cakes

Syrniki (Ukrainian: сирники) are fried Eastern Slavic quark (curd cheese) pancakes. Their simplicity and delicious taste have made them very popular in Eastern Europe. Ingredients: 200 g of farmer’s cheese 150 g of wheat flour (in the gluten-free version, mix potato, corn and oat… Continue Reading…


Polish traces in the world. USA – part 3 – from Silesia to Texas

Continuing our journey following the footsteps of Polish settlers in America I found my way to Texas. I briefly described the beginnings of this first Polish settlement, but, due to a very important anniversary, I would like to stop at… Continue Reading…


San Francisco – short history and curiosities

San Francisco is one of the most recognizable cities in America that is definitely worth visiting during a trip to the United States. You will find here not only famous symbols such as the Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets and… Continue Reading…


New chapter – California

May 6, 2006. 16 years ago today I followed my dream and moved to California. It was May 1st. I just finished packing my last bag I was going to take with me. All other bags, boxes and some furniture… Continue Reading…


May 1, 2 and 3 – public holidays and picnic

The first days of May are both public holidays and the long-awaited free time. This year, after a pandemic drought, we are returning to mass joyful events, as well as more intimate events organized by various institutions. It is worth… Continue Reading…